Frequently asked Questions
How much does it cost to build an app?
Just like the cost of building a home, there are a variety of factors that go into the cost of building an app. Our app platform creates native apps for iPhone and Android that require no coding for just € 149 / month. Your apps can be ready within a few days. We also offer custom app solutions for customers with special requirements. Click here to learn more about custom app pricing.
How long does it take to develop an app?
Just as knowing the cost of developing an app depends on many factors, so does the timeline. The same questions need to be answered to determine what the implementation of your concept is all about. Basic projects can be completed in just 1-2 weeks, while more complex projects can take a few months to over a year. Understanding exactly what you are looking for and having examples or sketches for reference will make providing a price and schedule a lot easier and the whole process more efficient.
How do I make money with an app?
There are several methods of monetizing an app.
– Charging users to download the app
– In-app purchases (features, bonuses, incentives within the app)
– Subscription-based access
– Service-based business
– Selling products or services
The decision on how best to monetize an app depends on the app itself. For example, when creating a game, most of the time, users can download the app for free but offer in-game improvements as in-app purchases. When you create a content-based app, you can bill users for a monthly subscription to access premium content and/or to include advertisements in the app.
Many developers choose the “freemium” model, in which they offer the app for free and then charge for premium functions in the app. Another “freemium” strategy is to offer all features for free, but some or all of the features are only available for a limited time.
How do I turn my app idea into reality?
Turning an idea into reality requires a strong team that understands how to take the idea and develop it into a full-fledged app with a business model. APP Company has launched over 100 apps for many of the top organizations, brands, and personalities, including the University of Southern California, the BNP Paribas Open, Buzz Aldrin, Ron Artest, and many more. Most of our customers started with a plan of what they wanted to achieve and build and we took their original concept and built it into a successful product launch. In order to work with the right team, you need to have an idea of your budget for the project. While you don’t need to have an exact number in mind, understanding your budget allows us to create the best possible game plan for you and your idea and do so while staying within your budget.
If you don’t have a budget, your focus should be on conceptualizing your idea as much as possible and getting backers or loans to fund your project. Remember that developing and designing the app is half the process. You need to have a budget to market your app in order for your app to get into the hands of users.
Are we going to sign an NDA?
We receive hundreds of inquiries each week. Most people submitting ideas to us believe that their idea is completely new and unique. The reality is that most ideas are not new and are either very similar to exisitng apps in the marketplace or are slight variations of existing ideas. We cannot sign an NDA prior to engaging with you, but we do appreciate your situation and concerns. We have been successful in this industry because of many factors, but we are most proud of our integrity and reputation with partners, media and customers. If you are concerned that your idea is completely unique and must be protected, then we would suggest that you not disclose the full idea to us up front. You can tell us the audience for your App, give us names of Apps in the marketplace that are attempting to address a similar need, and relate aspects of the idea that are not completely unique to your App. Once we establish a relationship and decide it is mutually beneficial for our teams to move further down the road together, we will be open to signing an NDA.
So in summary, it is our policy not to sign an NDA upon initial inquiry before we determine if there is a fit between our two teams, but once we have established a relationship and desire to explore working together, sure we would be open to signing an NDA.
How do I market my app?
In order to stand out from the app world and build a user base, a strong and effective marketing plan is required. With millions of apps in the market for iOS and Android, launching your app on the App Store and Google Play Store is only half the process. Your app needs to be put in front of your ideal users as the fact that they happen to find it on the app store is like winning the lottery. APP Company provides a variety of marketing services for apps we create and customers whose apps are created by other companies or methods. We use a variety of tested and proven platforms that we have had great success with including, but not limited to:
– social media
– Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin ads
– In-app advertising
– PR / media work
Let’s work with you to bring your app to the masses and scale at an alarmingly fast rate.
What is the app creation process?
For every client the process is different depending upon where they stand with their idea and what they are looking to have built, but typically, in a general sense, the following is our tested and proven process of taking an idea and turning it into a successful app business:
– Identify the purpose, audience, features, and goal of the app
– Identify competitor apps
– Create a wireframe diagram showing how the app will navigate and function screen by screen
– Create a mood board with colors, fonts, logos, styles
– Build an intuitive and user-friendly user interface and design for the app as well as finalize the branding behind the app
– Determine technology to be used, third party platforms if necessary (e.g., push, hosting for CMS, analytics packages, API’s, etc.)
– Develop an early stage prototype of the app for the client to see progess on
– Begin building the strategy for the marketing plan so once the app launches, it’s set up for success
– Deliver a beta version of the app that contains a majority of the functionality
– Stress test and bug test the app
– Publish and launch the app and marketing strategy
– Monitor and optimize advertising/marketing based on performance
– Work with client on additional features and updates